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President Obama and Mitt Romney are criss-crossing the country on their campaigns, making all sorts of claims about what they've done and will do. What they're doing is playing fast and loose with the truth, which isn't unusual for politicians. In trying to enhance their records and cast doubt on each other, they're quoting statistics out of context, making misleading statements about their respective records and generally acting like people who aren't exactly under the influence of truth serum.

June 22, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail for June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 | | Ariail


Elgin church youth create puppet ministry to spread the Gospel

Sandhills Heights Baptist Church youth is reaching out to the public in a unique way.

June 22, 2012 | | Localife


Rec notes - June 22, 2012

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn the special dance of shag. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play. All levels of instruction are offered; handouts are available upon request for practice between classes or refreshers rejoining the class.

June 22, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Unionization expands democracy

Our Governor Nikki Halley, U.S. Sen. Jim Demint and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham do not appear to understand the benefits that unionization has bestowed upon the nation by expanding democracy, humanizing the work place and improving our national standard of living.

June 22, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Happy 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Peebles were married April 20, 1962, in Columbia, South Carolina.

June 22, 2012 | | Localife


William Lee Ellenburg

Funeral service for William Lee Ellenburg, 88, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Ridgeway Ward. The family will receive friends Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Missionary Fund, 34 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

June 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Emmaline Coot

Mrs. Emmaline Coot, 91, of 1609 Lee Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Good Hope AME Zion Church Camden, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

June 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the death of a hapless icon and his question that had to be asked

There was always something hapless about Rodney King.

June 22, 2012 | | Columns


Pancake breakfast held to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network

A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held June 23 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fatz Cafe in Camden. A breakfast and silent auction will be held to support the Children's Miracle Network and Miss Lancaster Teen Hanna Bowers, a Camden native. Tickets are $7 and include pancakes, sausage links, maple syrup, butter mixed fruit and a drink. To purchase advance tickets, call Bowers at 272-2304 or email her at abowers@comporium.net.

June 22, 2012 | | Localife


The banality of Watergate

WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, all of America learned the name of a particular condominium, hotel and office complex along the Potomac in the nation's capital.

June 20, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Partisan rancor

We've bemoaned on many occasions the incivility and partisan rancor of today's political scene, but we can't lay all the blame at the feet of the candidates and office-holders. If the electorate demanded more bipartisanship and more decency during campaigning, candidates would bend to those desires. But as we're seeing as the presidential race heats up, it's often members of the audience who ratchet up ill feelings.

June 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Camden Royals host car wash/fish fry; Post 175 to hold golf tourney

The Camden Royals boys' AAU basketball team will hold a car wash and fish fry in front of the Title Max office at 1031 West DeKalb Street in Camden on Saturday, June 23. The fundraiser for the team, made up of players from Kershaw and Lee Counties, will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

June 20, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Vonnie Holliday football camp set for June 25-29 at CHS

There is only one youth sports camp on the docket for next week in Kershaw County, but it will be a big one.

June 20, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Parents arrested in child sex abuse case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lugoff couple after learning that a man sexually abused his two daughters. According to a statement released to the press Monday afternoon, investigators arrested Michael Dwight Browning, 36, and his 33-year-old wife, Kelly Marie Browning. The KCSO said Michael Browning allegedly abused his daughters sexually, one when she was between the ages of 8 and 14, the other when she was between 7 and 9 years of age. Investigators said they arrested Kelly Browning because she knew of the abuse more than six years ago and did nothing about it. Investigators ...

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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KC volleyball teams at home for playoff openers

All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will be in post-season action over the next two nights.

October 22, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstratives continues to dominate

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative clinched the Lonesome Glory Champions Award as 2014′s leading earner on Saturday when he drew away powerfully to a 3 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Grand National at the Far Hills Races.

October 22, 2014 | | Equine


Ariail for Oct. 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Football brawl

What should have been a celebration of a sturdy football win by Camden High School (CHS) turned into an ugly incident Friday night at Zemp Stadium when a brawl occurred as players went through the handshake line following the game. The incident led to a significant amount of publicity across the state, causing a black eye to CHS and the city itself. While various investigations of the fight continue, including scrutiny by the Camden Police Department for possible criminal conduct, it appears the brawl was triggered by Dreher players.

October 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 22, 2014

Love a fair

October 22, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The question unanswered

WASHINGTON -- So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial.

October 22, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lugoff residents invoke Roosevelt on immigration

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on immigrants and being an American in 1907:

October 22, 2014 | Bill and Nancy Heil Lugoff | Letters


KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan

The current focus on the death of a patient with Ebola in Dallas and the subsequent infection of two nurses at the same hospital, as well as the global nature of travel today, has led some to wonder how community hospitals might deal with possible Ebola patients.

October 22, 2014 | | Healthcare


KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

October 22, 2014 | | Business


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

October 21, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

October 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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